all you need is an OBT
right now i have a g. rosie. i want to get another t but i dont know what to get. i really like the cobalt bluues but i hear they are very skittish
all you need is an OBT
For a second i would say L parahybana get a 1/2" sling and it could be 5" in 6-7 months
i do want to get an obt but not yet. how big go L parahybana get?
close to the size of a T. blondi. but the hairs aren't anywere near as bad
Cobalt Blue. Skittish is an understatement. Psycho fits the bill! If you want something that makes you wonder why you ever bought the thing in the first place, get a cobalt. I nearly have a stroke every time I do enclosure maintenance.
I second the L parahybana. They are considered, IIRC, the second largest tarantula in the world, after T blondi/apophysis. Do a gallery search for pics, and there are some cool YouTube vids of them out there. They get quite large, and grow pretty fast. Mine was molting once a month for about 8 months, now it is down to every 2-3 months and went from 1/4" to a hair under 3" in one year, with one more molt in the works sometime this month that would probably push him to 3-4".
However, considering you only have a G rosea, I would go for the OBT first. They are much more colorful (unless your rose is mature, that is!). Alternatively, you could go for the A avic or any other Avicularia species. They are all gorgeous, and mostly easy-going and calm. I can handle my friends huuuuuge A metallica without any fear of biting, hairs, or even teleporting.
how do i know if my rosie is mature? i was always told that obt's are very skittish thats y they got the nick "orange bitty thing"
i like the avic versicolor and the avic purpilia
Honestly, I would just browse the gallery here and see if anything looks especially intriguing. I think if you know what to expect, then you should not have too many problems with quick or skittish T's. Perhaps an Avic would be a good intro to them, though, since they do have the potential to be fast, but are not nearly at the level that a lot of the less docile spiders are.
i have both a L. PARAHYBANA sling and a OBT sling and IME my obt is a very fast grower (so is my Parahybana) and is not very aggresive YET i would recommend the obt because they make really cool burrows as slings and webs when their adults
are the L parahybana very calm?
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